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Old 09-23-2015, 11:05 AM
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Phase 1 is drawing near the end!!!

Made a ton of progress on the wiring this past Sunday. All lights work and engine cranks over!

Hooking up the computer this Thursday evening and all systems should be a "go."

Sure is nice having a friend that knows his shit. Everything he does works exactly the way it is supposed to on the first try! BTW, it's the same guy that literally rebuilt my IGBT board for my plasma cutter using a magnifying glass and de-soldering station. Fired up the first time. Dude is amazing.
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:04 AM
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Did ya get her running?
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Did ya get her running?
Mighty close. Pulled some things back apart and ended up using a Weatherproof 22 pin bulkhead connector for ease of pulling the body/chassis apart later on. We will be at it tonight. I don't want to jinx it so I will just say things are getting so close.
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Old 10-27-2015, 03:04 PM
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Are you referring to this type of weatherpak connector? How did you like it? I am thinking about using one on the Nova.
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:35 AM
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Are you referring to this type of weatherpak connector? How did you like it? I am thinking about using one on the Nova.
Yes, but I bought a couple of these: http://www.diyautotune.com/catalog/w...kit-p-364.html
because they had different sizes included.

My entire wiring system is GM Metripack connectors inside and out. He is really doing a nice job with everything.
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:41 AM
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You can buy massive quantities of these connectors from Delphi and/or Waytech. What we did was bought a shit load of all of the various pins and connectors in almost every configuration just so we had extras. Obviously you need to special crimping tool but it is worth its weight in gold.
I have learned A LOT from my friend. Nowhere near what I need to know electrically but just learning a lot about what all is involved and how nice it is to have a friend that is as smart as he is and is willing to do as much as he has done!

What is going to be so nice is that when I decide to pull the body some year for paint or whatever, I simply need to unbolt body mounts and unclip a few harnesses and off it goes!
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You're speaking my language. I have been using the various forms of Metripak connectors on my LSx swap and I love them. I just wish there weren't so many variants.
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I like the idea of that connector, but man its not very sexy looking is it.

Ive been using the AMP circular plastic connectors and backshells for my harnesses. It would be nice to find something similar that is waterproof. Given that Ive never had any issue with these, but the car rarely sees water either...








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Old 11-18-2015, 01:54 PM
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Dan,

Those are much nicer looking. I am in the process of machining a big aluminum "cover" out of aluminum. Starting off with a 5lb chunk of aluminum. Should be about 1/2 lb when finished. I have to cover it up. It IS ugly ;-)

Good news, though, it should be running tonight!!!!!
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IMO Deutsch connectors are light years better than the the "PAK" variety. Simple to disassemble and repair. No limit on pin count, common pins/sockets across all types etc.
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Update:

The 28' lives!!!

Got it fired up last Wednesday evening. Set the timing and she purrs like a very loud kitten!

Been a long time since I heard straight pipes. Scared the hell out of my son when I fired it up. ;-)

My dad has an old 64 stingray that has side pipes and my son thought they were loud. When I fired up mine he covered his ears and looked like he saw a ghosts and said, "dad, is it supposed to be that loud!?!"

I have a very quick video clip that I will attach if I can get my computer to comply.

Long time in the works but sure is nice to be able to check off a major milestone on a project.

Nice thing is, we are not throwing any codes or anything. Only thing I needed to do was put in a new fuel pump and rebuild the TBI real quick.
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Congratulations! It is always a great feeling when you hear the engine light up for the first time on a project. I tend to start it almost every time I work on it from first start to project completion, just to keep me enthused and working hard.

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Roger that! I would have loved to have been able to fire it up but everything was rewired and re-pinned to both clean things up, eliminate un-needed components, and the make everything easy to come apart. Crazy the amount of wiring involved in cars that use a computer! I will build my next car (1930 Model A coupe) with a plain ole carb although this one is pretty darn reliable from an engine standpoint ;-)
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Congratulations! Do you have any photos to share? Is it road ready?
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I don't have any videos that will allow me to load??? The photos don't look a whole heckuvalot different that images later in the post. I still need to tie up some loose ends with cleaning up wiring under the dash so it is cleaner as well as fix a small leak in the radiator where I welded the neck :-/ Musta screwed something up or it's not making a good seal.

I did drive it around the shop but it is by no means road worthy. I wanna adjust the brakes and need to get the windshield installed and then licensed.

All things that can be done in preparation for the Spring.

p.s. I do have one short video clip I can text to you if you can figure out how to upload it. It is telling me that it cannot upload?? Nothing too exciting but it is running.

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